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Team Ward: After We Destroy Froch, We Want Calzaghe!

By Rick Reeno

James Prince, the manager for super middleweight king Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs), told BoxingScene.com that his boxer has no problem with going over to the UK to fight IBF/WBA "regular" champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22KOs) in a rematch - under the right circumstances.

Prince feels very confident about his fighter's ability to defeat Froch in a rematch, especially since Ward won their first encounter with a broken left hand.

Froch avenged his other career defeat on Saturday night in London, when he fought his way to a twelve round unanimous decision over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena.

Following the Kessler fight, Froch challenged Ward to accept a rematch in the UK. The first match took place in December of 2011 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Ward won with scores of 118-110, 115-113 and 115-113.

Both Ward and Prince are waiting to receive an official offer from Eddie Hearn, who promotes Froch.

But the real prize on Prince's mind is British superstar Joe Calzaghe (46-0, 32KOs), who retired shortly after his November 2008 decision win over Roy Jones Jr.

Since his retirement, Calzaghe has stated in several interviews that he believes, at least when he was active, that he would have beaten Ward. Calzaghe made similar statements last week.

"I would have beaten Ward. Like I say, people can judge styles, but I can adapt to every style and mine was harder to hit. I think Ward is good in his comfort zone, but I would have got him out of that and wouldn't have fancied it. It would have been a good fight. There's no ego. It is belief. I think it would have been a chess match," Calzaghe told Sky Sports.

Prince wants to settle the issue once and for all - who is better - Ward or Calzaghe - and he wants the British fans to apply pressure on Calzaghe to come out of retirement.

"We would love to go over to the UK and beat Froch up - if everything can be accommodated right. Andre really enjoyed himself in the UK and he realized that he has a lot of love over there. It's just a matter of time, but we're definitely not scared to fight him in the UK. We know that Froch is best super middleweight that's out there in the UK. And we know that over in U.S. that Andre Ward is the best out there in his weight division. So why not? UK vs. the USA," Prince told BoxingScene.com.

"Then maybe after we beat Froch up, we might convince Joe Calzaghe to come out [of retirement] and represent the UK after we destroy the best that they have. If they can arrange that commitment, with Froch first in the UK, with the understanding that after we destroy him - that the UK can convince Calzaghe to come out of retirement to defend the UK - then they got a deal."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by djtmal on 05-28-2013

whats all this tough talk coming from the ward camp about? destroy froch?...lets be real here...andre ward beat carl froch in a boring unamimous decision victory with no ko, he certainly didn't ruin carl froch forever either...i hope a fight…

Comment by Jloro on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=handwraps;13427086]He actually won that fight. He made hopkins uncomfortable.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/cHu5kXI.gif[/IMG]

Comment by The Exception on 05-28-2013

Calzaghe was a fraud. He makes Froch look like Hagler.

Comment by daggum on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=handwraps;13427086]He actually won that fight. He made hopkins uncomfortable.[/QUOTE] lol and that's grounds for winning a fight? hatton made floyd uncomfortable i guess he was winning? what about actual punches landed and defense? all hopkins. pretty sure calzaghe's busted up…

Comment by handwraps on 05-28-2013

[QUOTE=Jakutindi Wauya;13421507]Calzaghe did not even beat an old Hopkins so I do not see how he can beat Ward. Any version of Calzaghe loses to Ward.[/QUOTE] He actually won that fight. He made hopkins uncomfortable.

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